One of Bangkok's leading hotels for many years, the Four Seasons attracts local society for morning coffee and afternoon tea in the formal lobby, where a string quartet often plays. There are plenty of shops off the courtyard, and what is arguably the city's best pool. The large rooms are decorated with silk-upholstered furniture. The best rooms overlook the racetrack, but ask for a high floor so that the Skytrain doesn't block the view. The quartet of pricier "cabana rooms," with private patios that look onto a small garden with a lotus pond, are exquisite. Be sure to indulge in the signature fragrant-oil massage while you're here. Rates fall dramatically outside of peak times.
May 26, 2015
Recently (mid-May, departing 22 May, '15), enjoyed another seamless business travel stay at this long-time cherished property, now rebranded as the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Such a fine time, writing this review from "on the road", in *hot/humid* Burma (Myanmar) for ongoing work in Asia. Have been staying at this lovely hotel (primarily for work) since she was called the Regent, followed by the Four Seasons, and now, the Anantara Siam.
Thankfully, several long-time friends, management and staff are still in attendance; service as intuitive and personal as ever. For this particular corporate stay, my lodging entailed a gratefully accepted upgrade to a "Garden Terrace Suite", a familiar and serene locale initially encountered back in ~ '03, when she was labeled a "Cabana Suite". Over time, have stayed in ~ seven different room/suite categories at this location for meetings; the Cabana/Garden Terraces remain most memorable (particularly, being able to share the recent 15-17 May weekend with the loved one, flying in from our home of Singapore). Will always consider the Anantara Siam (FS) to be an all-time Bangkok business/leisure favourite, along with The Siam, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula and the Krungthep Wing of the Shangri-La. Lovely, long-time friends at this well-situated property. Savour your Anantara Siam times.